This week’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
I was doing shots of cold Zoladkowa Gorzka and snacking on herring in a small zakaskas when the torture squad came for me. From “Lush” by Duane Swierczynski (in The Best American Mystery Stories, 2019, eds. Lethem and Penzler. Mariner Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. Story originally appeared in Bloodwork: Remembering Gary Shulze Once Upon a Crime.)
Point of view:
Review: The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense is a collection from multiple award-winning short mystery author Art Taylor (reviewed by 2018 MWA Raven Award winner Kristopher Zgorski at BOLO Books).
New releases, old releases:
Mystery Tribune Issue 12 is hot off the presses.
The Swamp Killers (March 2020) is a crime-noir novel-in-stories.
Tricks of the Trade:
Check my shorts, please:
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